No Easy Day

No Easy Day

The Autobiography of A Navy SEAL : the Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

Book - 2012
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For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, Dutton,, 2012.
ISBN: 9780525953722
Branch Call Number: 958.1047 OW
Characteristics: xiii, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Maurer, Kevin


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Dec 03, 2018

Too much testosterone. Read like a how-to-be a killing machine Marine rather than an actual story. Poor writing.

Aug 07, 2016

Finally! A book by a Navy Seal that is not a work of fiction! This was a really good book, factual and not full of BS heroics like Lone Survivor or American Sniper.

Mar 09, 2016

I loved this book so much I could read it again. Its words are gripping, and its also has a great hero to write it. Thanks for your service Mr Owen.

Jun 06, 2015

The writing definitely is not superb. However, I find this topic fascinating. Osama Bin Ladin. The biggest wild goose chase in history. Thank God he is gone now. Anyway, this book tells the first hand account of that wild goose chase. Its a SEAL
writing the novel so definitely do not expect great writing and characterization ect... But, Mark Owen tells the story seriously and accurately. He does not fail to bring you into the story and gets you pretty involved. This book is definitely flawed. If you want a near perfect SEAL book, then go with American Sniper or Lone Survivor. Those too I enjoyed much more than this one. Im not saying it was bad. It just had a couple problems I just couldn't get around. Anyway, It is worth reading and if you have some time then by all means pick up this exciting and fun read sometime this summer!

Nov 20, 2014

No Easy Day is a well written book that shows how Mark Owen, or Matt Bissonette, participated in Neptune Spear and helped kill Usama Bin Laden. "The Raid" takes up the second half of the book, complete with detailed maps and graphics, showing how NSWDG successful overcame adversity to bag Bin Laden. Chief Owen's account of the raid was, and still is, a vital part of the historical record. Owen also goes over some highlights from his career in Devgru, participating in high-profile missions, as well as, predictably, lambasting ROEs and Brass who made such decisions. Owen provides a valuable insight into the mind of these modern day warriors, as well as his own personnel motivations, proving that not all soldier's hate war. This book is best appreciated by military buffs, but is written so anyone can gain an understanding of the raid and Devgru. Owen's account of the raid is disputed by the Feds, who have a different story for the final seconds of Bin Laden's life, but Owen has proven himself meticulously accurate in the many other stories in this book, you be the judge! Read it, you won't regret it

anagancereader Mar 25, 2013

I enjoyed this book. It was more about how the Seals trained to get to Bin Laden then the entire mission. Shows how these brave men do all the "wet work" and the politicians take the credit. Too bad we can't have a ticker tape parade for these guys.

Sep 11, 2012

this is one of the best books that has or will exist! one of my favorite books EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Sep 15, 2012

Coarse Language: this book has coarse language


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